At meetNKY, we leverage our strong community relationships and connections to help make your event a success. We have a plethora of vendors we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Browse the listings below, then contact your meetNKY Destination Engagement representative to chat about the specific applications to your event.
Getting here is easy—Northern Kentucky is less than a half-day car ride, and a two-hour flight from 60% of the U.S. population. Let us help you plan transportation around the area once you’re in town.
Executive Transportation: For more than 50 years, locals have depended on Executive Transportation Services for providing transportation ranging from sedans to vans and motor coaches.
TANK: The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) has provided transit services to Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati since 1973.
Cincy Red Bike: Red Bike is the region's Bike Share program with more than 50 stations in Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, and Bellevue. A convenient, low cost, healthy and green transportation system, Red Bike is designed for short, point-to-point trips, and adds to the urban vitality of the city while increasing mobility for residents, workers, students, and visitors.
Southbank Shuttle: The Southbank Shuttle Trolley is currently not running due to the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, aka TANK, hopes to restart the Southbank Shuttle in 2022.
Uber/Lyft: Starting at $21 from Downtown Cincinnati to CVG, Uber and Lyft are an affordable way to and from your flight.
Cincy Brew Bus: The area’s premier transportation company for craft brewery, winery, and distillery tours and bourbon tastings. They offer several different tour options to cater to your preferences.
Food trucks are a popular way to serve food at quite literally any location. They also allow events to serve more than one culinary option. Here in the Cincy Region, we have a Food Truck Association that is a great reference to connect with the trucks that would best fit your needs. Visit them at https://cincinnatifoodtruckassociation.org to browse some of the local options.
Some of the best experiences of a convention or conference happen off-site. In Northern Kentucky, we are flexible and adaptable--and open to new ideas! We’ve helped plan and host some incredible off-site events and can’t wait to help you plan yours. Some of our favorite venues include:
One of the area’s newest options for unique off-site venues, Covington Plaza is an outdoor amphitheater that uses the Cincinnati skyline as its backdrop. Just steps from the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and RiverCenter hotels Embassy Suites and Marriott, Covington Plaza is a great option for your event’s off-site gathering.
New Riff Distilling
Bring your group for a tour, sample the white dog whiskey, or take over the entire third-floor event center and host a happy hour or an elegant banquet meal--New Riff’s event options are endless.
Make a splash and host your group’s off-site event underwater! Newport Aquarium is very versatile and offers options from a moving happy hour that allows your guests to enjoy all the underwater creatures, to a private, riverside ballroom event, and everything in between.
Hop aboard and rock the boat! Whether you want to set sail with a meal, or stay docked and enjoy the skyline views of the River’s Edge event center, BB Riverboats is a top favorite of both meeting planners and attendees.
Ark Encounter specializes in group events, including zip line and ropes course team building challenges, Ark tours, petting zoo experiences, and private events in the new Answer Center.
MLB’s oldest team has a history to share inside of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and Great American Ballpark is an excellent option for an off-site event. Whether your group wants a private ballpark tour, or wants to enjoy all nine innings of a game, it’s sure to be a home run.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
In addition to the museum being a moving experience for everyone, they also showcase some incredible meeting spaces.
Your guests will love dancing the Chicken Dance, stein holding competitions, and keg tapping! Hofbrauhaus has many options to entertain your guests before, during, and after curbing their hunger.
Things to Do
Work hard, play hard becomes work hard, play harder in Northern Kentucky! From bourbon tastings to zip lining, we have activities and experiences to keep your attendees engaged and excited to be attending your event. We can even help you plan a team-building event that’s so enjoyable, the attendees won’t even realize they’re learning. Some of our favorite things for convention attendees to experience while they’re here are:
Here in NKY, we are fortunate to have the best of so many culinary worlds collide. From Southern fare including biscuits & gravy and fried chicken, to German wurst & bier and everything in between, the flavors in this region are plentiful! Visit our dining page to browse some of the incredible options.
We know that the highlight of any social function is the food. Group gatherings are no different, and when you bring a group to Northern Kentucky, we want to make sure you have the best meal…
We know that the highlight of any social function is the food. Group gatherings are no different, and when you bring a group to Northern…